Dagrn Matthasdttir - Gmstt

- ?Ekki leika r a matnum!?
- ?En, v ekki? ?

Matur er umfjllunarefni Dagrnar Matthasdttur sningunni Gmstt. ar vinnur hn me lk efni og aferir og velur a sem hentar vifangsefninu hverju sinni. Frsgn bregur fyrir verkum hennar ar sem hn gramsar matnum og gefur honum hlutverk me tlkun sinni formum og litum. sningunni reiir Dagrn fram alls konar rtti r eldhsi myndlistarinnar, jafnt hefbundin mlverk sem fjltknilega bragarefi. annig f gestir sningarinnar vatn munninn um lei og hugtkin tilraunaeldhs og heimabakstur eignast nja merkingu.

?g vinn me liti, fer, form og mynstur og skapa lka stemningu samtali mnu vi matinn. En um lei leyfi g mr a nlgast leikinn sjlfri mr?. ?D.M.

Hugleiing

Sagt er a srt a sem borar. Reynist s kenning rtt hafa slendingar lengst af veri algjrir sauir og ar sem vi sporrennum sjvarfangi hljtum vi einnig a vera dlti eins og fiskar urru landi, orskhausar me kindaskrokka, svo ekki s minnst samruna vi plntur og arar drategundir. Dagrn Matthasdttir (f. 1971) sr hversu frek mannskepnan er til matar, enda elskum vi ekki sur a ta lmbin en a dsama hversu falleg og g au eru. sningunni Gmstt reiir Dagrn fram alls konar rtti r eldhsi myndlistarinnar, jafnt hefbundin mlverk sem sjnrna bragarefi, annig a vi fum vatn munninn um lei og hugtkin tilraunaeldhs og heimabakstur f alveg nja merkingu. Vi urfum a horfast augu vi sambandi milli kjafts og glyrna, v hvenr tur maur mann og hvenr ekki? Kristnir menn leggja sr reglulega Jes til munns og vi tlum um augnakonfekt og flsum vi mat sem ltur illa t. v sambandi m minnast ess a vesturlandabar henda strum hluta matarframleislu sinnar og samkvmt Alja matvlastofnunni jst 842 milljnir af nringarskorti. Leikum okkur ekki a matnum nema myndlkingum. Kyngjum honum!

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"Don't play with your food!"

"But, why not?"

Food is Dagrn Matthasdttir's main topic in the exhibition Delicious. She uses various materials and methods, carefully selecting what fits the topic each time. One can catch a glimpse of narration in her work where she digs into the food, giving it a role through her interpretation of shapes and colors. Dagrn offers the viewer a great variety of dishes from the kitchen of visual arts, both traditional paintings as well as multidisciplinary ? thereby making the viewer?s mouth water as the concepts of homemade cooking and experimental cuisine are given a completely new meaning.

"I work with colors, texture, shapes & patterns and create a different ambience through my dialogue with the food. At the same time I allow myself to approach my playful self". ? D.M.

Reflections

It has often been said that we are what we eat. If that is true then Icelanders have been sheep for most of their history and, since their diet has also been predominantly supplemented by what they have been able to draw from the surrounding ocean, they have also been a little like fish on dry land, with cod?s heads on sheep?s bodies.

Dagrn Matthasdttir (born 1971) has a clear view of how overbearing mankind can be when it comes to food. After all, are we not just as fond of eating lambs as we are talking about how sweet and good they are? In the exhibition Delicious, Dagrn presents all kinds of dishes from the kitchen of art, both traditional paintings and multidisciplinary methods, so that our mouths begin to water as the concepts of experimental cuisine and home baked bread accrue a completely new meaning. We must face up to the connection between mouth and eyes. When do we eat and when do we refrain from eating? Christians partake of the body of their god on a regular basis. We either speak of eye-candy or turn up our noses at food that does not look good. In connection with this, it is worth reminding us that people in the Western world throw away a large proportion of the food they produce and, according to the World Food Council, 842 million people suffer from malnutrition. Let?s not play with our food except in a metaphorical sense. Let?s swallow it instead!